Wealthy homeowner found dead on ‘millionaire’s row’ as man and woman arrested on suspicion of murder

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Wealthy homeowner in their 40s is found dead in a ‘millionaire row’ as husband, 43, and wife, 42, ‘both known to victim’ arrested on suspicion of murder

  • Police were called to a house in the wealthy Canford Cliffs in Poole on Saturday night
  • The body of a man in his 40s was found who is being treated as inexplicable by police
  • Officers arrested a man and a woman, who both knew him, on suspicion of murder

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Two people have been arrested on suspicion of killing a man in a Dorset millionaire’s suburban home.

Police were called to an address in Canford Cliffs, Poole, on Saturday night after reports of a man in his 40s had died suddenly.

After arriving at the scene, officers arrested a 42-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman on suspicion of murder.

Dorset police say the woman, who lives in the area, and the man, who is from Wimbledon in London, were both known to the victim.

Police later released the woman without charge and confirmed that she will not take any further action.

After the incident, police cordoned off the property on Bessborough Road, an area dotted with detached houses and luxury flats.

A police van outside the main entrance to Peninsula Heights in Canford Cliffs this morning

A police van outside the main entrance to Peninsula Heights in Canford Cliffs this morning

The block of flats sits along a 'millionaire's row', where properties regularly go on the market for over £1 million

The block of flats sits along a 'millionaire's row', where properties regularly go on the market for over £1 million

The block of flats sits along a ‘millionaire’s row’, where properties regularly go on the market for over £1 million

Police say they were called to the property around 11:50 p.m. on Saturday night after reports of a man's sudden death

Police say they were called to the property around 11:50 p.m. on Saturday night after reports of a man's sudden death

Police say they were called to the property around 11:50 p.m. on Saturday night after reports of a man’s sudden death

The Canford Cliffs area is known for the luxurious lifestyle of its residents – it has some the highest property prices in the country outside of London, with homes regularly selling for over £1million.

A Dorset police spokesman said on Sunday that police treated the man’s death as “inexplicable”.

“We were called by the ambulance service at 11:48pm on Saturday 13 August 2022 to reports of the sudden death of a man at an address on Bessborough Road in the Canford Cliffs area of ​​Poole,” he said.

Dorset police say they have arrested a man and woman on suspicion of murder after the man's death

Dorset police say they have arrested a man and woman on suspicion of murder after the man's death

Dorset police say they have arrested a man and woman on suspicion of murder after the man’s death

The force added that it treated the death of the man, who was in his 40s, as 'inexplicable'

The force added that it treated the death of the man, who was in his 40s, as 'inexplicable'

The force added that it treated the death of the man, who was in his 40s, as ‘inexplicable’

“Agents were present and discovered the body of a man in his forties. His family has been notified and the coroner has been notified.

“At this point, the death is being treated as inexplicable and the circumstances surrounding the death are being investigated.

“There is a cordon at the address and a crime scene investigation and door-to-door investigations are underway.

A 42-year-old local woman and a 43-year-old man from Wimbledon in London have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Both were known to the victim.’

The property is located in Canford Cliffs (pictured), one of the wealthiest suburbs in the country

The property is located in Canford Cliffs (pictured), one of the wealthiest suburbs in the country

The property is located in Canford Cliffs (pictured), one of the wealthiest suburbs in the country

The incident shocked neighbors in the affluent suburb, with someone saying they had heard “screams and a scream” the night of the incident.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said: ‘It was very late at night.

“It sounded like two people were arguing in the top flat. We thought someone was throwing a party.

“It sounded like a man and a woman were screaming. It was a little disturbing – when we saw the news this morning and it was really shocking.”

Another neighbor said, “It’s terribly shocking. It’s so quiet here.

“My husband said he heard a lot of music that night.”

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